The holiday season is officially here! Now that things are getting back to normal, we can all enjoy the Christmas season almost like we used to. If you and your family are looking for places to see Christmas lights in the Birmingham, Alabama area, then you’re in luck! In this post we’re going to share with you our top favorite places to see Christmas lights in the Birmingham area. 

Vulcan Park and Museum

Holiday Lights

December 2nd – 31st, 2021 from 4:30 pm – 10:00 pm on select days


And Magical Nights

2021 weekends from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This annual event for the holiday lights is at the top of Birmingham. The Vulcan is a popular spot in the Birmingham area, so don’t miss out on this nightly show!

Birmingham Zoo

Glow Wild: An Animal Lantern Celebration

November 17th – January 17th, 2021 from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm


The Birmingham Zoo knows how to celebrate every occasion. There will be Christmas music, smores, crafts, and more in addition to the holiday lights. It’s the perfect family friendly event for the season!


Linn Park

Regions Center

The iconic Christmas lights downtown come from both Linn Park and the Regions Center building. You can’t miss these huge displays while driving around the city.

The Summit

Although there are no shows, the Summit is a Christmas sight to see! Enjoy all of the decorations while you shop or grab some dinner with family and friends!

Christmas Lights Outside the Birmingham Area

Of course, while Birmingham offers plenty of Christmas lights to view, if you and your family are looking to see Christmas lights outside of the Birmingham area, then here are some popular close-by options!

Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland

November 12th – January 2nd, 2021  from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm


This is a drive through Christmas light event! Get everyone in the car to enjoy the Christmas lights this year.

Christmas at the Falls in Gadsden

From November 25th, 2021 –  January 1st, 2022 from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm


There are lights all throughout the park, and it is certainly a Christmas event not to be missed! See it for yourself this holiday season.

Huntsville Botanical Gardens

Galaxy of Lights

November 11th, 2021 – January 1st, 2022 from 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm


This huge display is a sight to see! Holiday lights are displayed all around the Huntsville Botanical Gardens. This event can be walked through or driven through during certain times. There are bike nights and dog walk nights! Check out the website for more details and plan your trip!

Also, if you’re heading to Huntsville for the Christmas lights, don’t forget to check out Tinsel Trail downtown at Big Spring Park! This trail of Christmas trees opens on Friday, November 29th. Check out more about this Christmas festivity here: http://tinseltrail.com 

Which Christmas Lights are Your Favorite?

It’s no surprise that there are plenty of places in Birmingham that you can go to get into the holiday season! Share with us your favorite Christmas Lights are in the Birmingham area.

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